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Family will pay $5,000 in cash to anyone who can prove this, Jefferson County Commissioner says
Brown is in an ultra-tight race with two former county commissioners; a Birmingham Councilwoman Sheila Tyson and UAB Health School Dean. Commissioner Sandra Little Brown BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Jefferson County Commissioner said her family is offering $5,000 in cash to anyone who can prove she voted to close Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. Commissioner Sandra Little Brown, who is running in a tight race for the Count...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:19:46 PM


Off-duty Birmingham officer, another driver injured in wreck
The officer was complaining of chest, neck and back pain after the wreck, which happened before 6 p.m. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- An off-duty Birmingham police officer was taken to the hospital after a wreck on Coosa Street near 15th Avenue North Thursday afternoon. The officer was complaining of chest, neck and back pain after the wreck, which happened before 6 p.m., according to Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:35:06 PM
Birmingham man accused of trying to run over Shelby County law enforcement officer
Rodrigus Demaris Holt, 42, is charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, attempted assault, attempt to elude and reckless endangerment after he tried to run over an officer Tuesday on Hunt Cliff Road at the Lakes at Inverness apartments. View full size Rodrigus Holt (Courtesy of the Shelby County Jail) SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- A Birmingham man is in jail after authorities say he tried to run over an ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:31:17 PM
Alagasco to repurpose depot materials for Rickwood Field project
Portions of the downtown Birmingham train depot will find a new life at one of Birmingham's most history-laden venues, thanks to what you might call a ninth-inning save. Alagasco said Thursday it will work with several entities to repurpose materials from the depot that sits on the site of its new metro operations center to build a new batting building for Rickwood Field. According to Alagasco, “distinctive brick, support beams and trusses of the railway freight building and dock that we...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:08:00 PM
Calera man faces attempted murder charge after shooting at police
CALERA, Alabama -- A Calera man remains in Shelby County jail today without bond on an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting at an officer responding to a domestic disturbance report just before midnight Tuesday. Derek Edward Kiley faces one charge each of third-degree domestic violence and attempted murder after Calera police responded to his home in the Savannah... Derek Edward Kiley of Calera faces one charge each of third-degree dome...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:27:20 PM
"I demand respect:" Birmingham Councilwoman in power struggle with mayor and council over new projec
Councilwoman Sheila Tyson, who chairs the council's Public Improvement Committee, accused Bell's office and her council colleagues of ignoring her when discussing the Birmingham Land Bank Authority proposal. Birmingham Councilwoman Sheila Tyson (Frank Couch/fcouch@al.com/al.com FILE)   BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A debate over who will control a new initiative to eliminate inner city blight has turned into ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:15:01 PM
NASCAR race car to appear at Fultondale OneMain Financial Branch
Fans of NASCAR will have the chance to view a replica of the No. 11 OneMain Financial Toyota race car April 29 in Fultondale. FULTONDALE, Alabama - Fans of NASCAR will have the chance to view a replica of the No. 11 OneMain Financial Toyota race car April 29 in Fultondale. The NASCAR race car will be at the OneMain Financial Branch in Fultondale Tuesday, April 29 from noon until 6 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity t...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:55:09 PM
Special Olympics getting help from Cops on Top at Pelham's Walmart
PELHAM, Alabama -- There will be a large gathering of law enforcement officers at the Pelham Walmart on Friday and Saturday, but it's not a cause for alarm. Members of area law agencies will be raising money at the Cops on Top event starting each morning and extending into the night to benefit Special Olympics in Alabama. "We'll be... Jack Donovan carries the torch with Calera Police Officer Dustin Anderson at the beginning of the Shelb...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:31:32 PM
Hueytown Police release name of man shot to death Wednesday afternoon
The Hueytown Police Department has identified a man who was shot to death in the 1000 block of West Harlem Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. HUEYTOWN, Alabama -- The Hueytown Police Department has identified a man who was shot to death in the 1000 block of West Harlem Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. The victim was Howard Arthur McKee, 66, according to Hueytown Police Chief Chuck Hagler. The shooting occurred at about 3 p.m...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:11:42 PM
Shelby County School District project will secure entrances at its buildings
SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama - The Shelby County School District is planning to begin work this summer on front-entrance improvements at schools in its system to include locked doors that require visitors to gain permission before entering. District Deputy Superintendent Tom Ferguson said the security and safety enhancements will include magnetic locks, video cameras and equipment for visitors to identify... Montevallo High School had front-entrance im...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:02:46 PM
BBJ seeks Birmingham's top nonprofits, corporate citizens
Birmingham regularly ranks among the most philanthropic communities in the nation. That's a testament both to the tremendous nonprofit scene in the area and the businesses that support those critical organizations. To recognize both of those groups, the Birmingham Business Journal is seeking nominations for its 2014 Nonprofit Awards. These awards will honor nonprofit organization of all missions and sizes, and corporate citizens who make critical contributions to our community via both time...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:57:00 PM
Developers still investing big bucks in malls
Internet-based retail stores have been gaining on traditional brick and mortar retailers one click at a time in the past decade. Physical stores not only have survived the growth of e-commerce, but these stores made it through the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression, albeit not unscathed. Sales did plummet for many retailers, and big companies like JC Penny's and Best Buy are still struggling, but for the most part retail has rebounded in Birmingham. As our centerpie...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:57:00 PM
Stop thieves from ripping off your vehicle with tips from the Birmingham Police Department
The Birmingham Police Department offered several tips today to help people deter thieves from stealing their cars or breaking into them and taking other property. Photo by Jon Reed/jreed@al.com. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Birmingham Police Department offered the following tips today to help car owners prevent auto thefts, as well as UBEV (unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle): Never leave your keys in an unatte...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:32:44 PM
UPS seeks partial summary judgment over plane crash lawsuit
United Parcel Service is seeking partial summary judgment for a lawsuit against the company following the Aug. 14. 2013 plane crash in Birmingham. The lawsuit is brought by Cornelius and Barbara Jean Benson and number of other property owners near the airport. The Bensons claim in part that they were caused mental anguish from the crash and seek damages for said anguish. "The Court should grant partial summary judgment in UPS’s favor, because there is no genuine issue as to any material…...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:29:00 PM
Montevallo Middle School renovations could begin this summer
MONTEVALLO, Alabama -- Montevallo Middle School is planning to start renovations this summer that will result in expansion of the gymnasium, a new horseshoe-shaped driveway and other improvements. "As soon as school is out, they're going to get started," Principal Sheila Lewis said about the work that includes a more-secured front entrance for the building. The extensive renovation and... A planned renovation project for Montevallo Middle Sc...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:13:16 PM
Why Birmingham shouldn't build a new arena
In the April 18 issue of the Birmingham Business Journal, Managing Editor Ty West claims that “the  Magic City needs a new arena to compete with its peers.” The consensus among economists who have studied stadiums and arenas, however, is that such facilities are not the economic engines their proponents claim. At first glance, it looks like a stadium or arena would be a great deal for the city of Birmingham because it would draw in visitors who would in turn spend money in our bars, restaur...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:00:00 PM
Want to be a whistleblower like the Monroeville nurse? Birmingham attorney has some tips
In recent years several Alabamians have been paid millions of dollars for blowing the whistle on their employers under the federal False Claim Act, much of it involving healthcare companies.   BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Is your company cheating the federal government? If so, you could stand to get a big pay day if ultimately you help the government get its money back. In recent years several Alabamians have been paid m...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:59:56 PM
Gardendale honors former owners of Mordecai Sporting Goods
Danny and Nita Mordecai have been providing service to the region for three decades, and the Gardendale City Council recently presented the Mordecais with a proclamation recognizing them and their business Mordecai Sporting Goods. Gardendale Mayor Othell Phillips presents Danny and Nita Mordecai with a proclamation for their 29 years of operating Mordecai Sporting Goods. (courtesy of the city of Gardendale) GARDEN...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:57:30 PM
Gardendale Magnolia Festival Talent Search finalists span genres, ages and experiences
The finalists include praise bands, gospel singers, young talent and experienced performers. Some are participating to continue gaining stage experience such as one singer who recently auditioned for the Voice, and others are dedicating their shows to loved ones who have passed away. GARDENDALE, Alabama - A brand new event at the Gardendale Magnolia Festival this year is the talent search contest. Ten finalists were ch...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:26:05 PM
Amazon introduces Prime Pantry program
Amazon.com Inc. is introducing a new program called Prime Pantry that will allow its Prime customers to stock their pantries with bulk items. Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) said the pantry program will cost Prime customers $5.99 for each shipment of pantry products that can weigh up to 45 pounds. The company will keep track for customers when they're approaching the 45-pound limit. "Prime Pantry allows Prime members to shop a wider range of products, including heavy and bulky items, all in popula...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:18:00 PM
Federal judge agrees with receiver's decision to halt drug testing in Jefferson County
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A federal court judge today sided with his court appointed receiver in Jefferson County on a number of matters including a decision to halt drug testing for new county employees. During a status conference in federal court, U.S. District Court Judge Lynwood Smith said Supreme Court precedent was on the side of Ronald Sims, who last... U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith, Jr. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A federal court judge t...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:05:00 PM
Downtown, U.S. 280 setting the pace for office occupancy
Office vacancy rates are going down nationally, and Birmingham is not lagging behind. Office space on U.S. 280 and the city center is outpacing some of the traditionally stronger areas in terms of recent lease signings. Phillip Currie, president of J.H. Berry and Gilbert is optimistic about the future of multi-tenant occupancy in Birmingham. “It's improving across the board,” Currie said. “Each year seems to have poked along a little bit better, particularly over the last 24-36 months...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:05:00 PM
Alabaster's Thompson High School raising money to help hungry students
ALABASTER, Alabama -- Marketing students at Alabaster's Thompson High School are leading a campaign to raise money for the BackPack Buddies program that will help feed children after-schools. "From the get-go I wanted them to be able to apply what they're learning to do something beneficial for their own community," said Katie Mantel, career preparedness and marketing at Thompson... ALABASTER, Alabama -- Marketing students at...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:17:00 PM
Montgomery-based interior design company expanding to Birmingham
Granville Interiors LLC, a Montgomery-based interior furniture and design company, will be expanding into Birmingham in May. Company owner Craig Vinson confirmed Thursday Granville Interiors will occupy 6,250 square feet of space at 3009 3 rd Ave. S. Merrimon Epps with Barber Cos. represented the tenant in the lease. “We had considered it before,” Vinson said of the expansion north. “It seems to be a growing area, and we think we're a good fit into the Southside.” Founded in 1997, G...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:13:00 PM
What will $15M buy you? A photo tour of Independence Plaza
A group of investors led by principals at Shannon Waltchack bought Homewood's Independence Plaza. Take an inside look at the purchase in this photo tour. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:06:00 PM
National Weather Service's Birmingham radio broadcast returns on 'limited basis'
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The National Weather Service's Birmingham radio transmitter has resumed limited function after an equipment failure last weekend, but full repairs may not happen until May 3. The agency in a public information statement today said broadcast on 162.550 MHz "is now working on a limited basis." A temporary antenna has been installed, but the equipment is... View full size The map shows the coverage area for the National ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:50:44 AM
Several Birmingham power players among Regions board of directors
Regions Financial Corp. named 13 directors for its board at its annual meeting Thursday, including several local business leaders. Regions board directors will serve one year terms, according to a statement from the company. The members elected at the Thursday meeting are: George W. Bryan, Carolyn H. Byrd, David J. Cooper Sr., Don DeFosset, Eric C. Fast, Grayson Hall Jr., John D. Johns, Charles D. McCrary, James R. Malone, Ruth Ann Marshall, Susan W. Matlock, John E. Maupin Jr. and Lee J...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:33:00 AM
T-Mobile call center hiring 100 in Birmingham
T-Mobile U.S. Inc. plans to hire more than 100 full-time employees for its Birmingham call center. The company, which recently ranked as one of  Birmingham's Best Places to Work for 2014, says it plans to hire the financial care representatives by the end of July. T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) is holding a hiring event Saturday, May 3 at the center, which is located at 3000 Riverchase Galleria Suite 150.  Related:  Read T-Mobile's Best Places to Work profile. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:15:00 AM
What should the AL.com editorial board ask the Jefferson County Commission District 1 candidates on
All three candidates for District 1 have agreed to meet with the AL.com/The Birmingham News editorial board at our office in Birmingham on Monday, April 28, for a group interview. From left: George Bowman; Roderick Royal; Earl Hilliard, Jr. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama --The contenders for the Jefferson County Commission District 1 seat represent a diverse range of political experience with candidates who have served on the com...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM
In new 30-second spot, District 6 candidate Will Brooke whiteboards his economic plan
Will Brooke, a candidate to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus as representative for Alabama's 6th Congressional district, has a new ad out in which he whiteboards an economic plan. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Will Brooke, a candidate to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus as representative for Alabama's 6 th Congressional district, has a new ad out in which he whiteboards an economic plan. Standing in fron...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:11:57 AM
Convicted Jefferson County officials won't benefit from new clemency policy, says U.S. Attorney
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday announced new guidelines for granting clemency to long-serving federal inmates as part of an effort by the Obama Administration to address inequities in sentencing, particularly for drug offenses.   BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday announced new guidelines for granting clemency to long-serving federal inmates as part of an effort by the Obama A...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:00:45 AM
AlaBev's Beer-B-Q to feature local, regional music acts
AlaBev has announced the headlining musical acts and some of the headlining beers that will be featured at its May 9th Beer-B-Q at Regions Field. Southeast native and singer-songwriter Stuart McNair will headline the festival, which will be open to the public at 5 p.m. Birmingham's The Negotiators, a five-piece rock band will also be playing at the event. “The Alabama beer scene continues to expand with new breweries popping up and some of the world's greatest beer entering our market...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:14:00 AM
Hospitals bring back house calls
Hospitals are reviving the house call as a way of providing better care for patients with severely ill patients at a better cost, The New York Times reports. A growing number of hospitals are having doctors, nurses and others to the homes of patients who have been discharged as part of palliative care programs. This type of care helps monitor patients and deal with symptoms and pain from serious illnesses. Experts say patients prefer to receive palliative care in their homes rather than ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:04:00 AM
Work to resume at stalled Birmingham police precinct in spite of lawsuit, skeptics remain
The new police headquarters in Five Points West is partially completed as the city and project manager Chris Woods of C.W. Woods Construction head to court in a dispute. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Stalled construction of Birmingham's west police precinct will resume in about two weeks with new management and new crew, according to Mayor William Bell's office. The new police headquarters in Five Points West is partiall...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:01:39 AM
Google Street View lets users travel back in time
Google Inc. launched a new Maps feature that lets users travel back in time by comparing seven years worth of Street View images with current photos of the same spot. Example: Users can compare an image shot in 2007 in Japan with a photo taken in the same spot seven years later,  after destruction caused by the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami, the Wall Street Journal reported. The feature, accessible via desktop only, will be available in nearly every location that Street View operates. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:57:00 AM
Sprint will unlock its phones by 2015
In a move that will allow customers to use their phones on different carriers, Sprint Corp. (NYSE:S) will make all its devices “unlockable” by Feb. 11, 2015. Featured on the “frequently asked questions” section of the wireless carrier’s website, the company addresses what appears to have been a former customer’s issue with unlocking a Sprint phone. THE FAQ EXCHANGE I’ve been told by another carrier that Sprint needs to unlock my SIM slot in order to use my phone on the other carrier’s… ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:56:00 AM
Why did receiver end drug tests for new workers in Jefferson County while Birmingham and Hoover say
Birmingham officials say they have studied the issue and don't see anything wrong with the drug testing of new workers. The Birmingham City Hall. (Mark Almond/malmond@al.com) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham and Hoover -- the largest cities in Jefferson County -- conduct drug tests for new employees, but a court appointed receiver in the county's HR department halted the tests for new workers because of const...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:36:09 AM
Find out how District 6 GOP candidates would balance spending cuts with district needs, like UAB res
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is the state's largest employer, and much of the university's often cutting-edge medical research is funded by the federal government. During an editorial board meeting this week, candidates running for the GOP nomination for Alabama's 6th congressional district were asked how they would balance the need for spending cuts with local needs, like federal medical research funding for UAB? ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:55:16 AM
Forecast: Warm day Thursday with some chance of storms at night
Thursday will be a day like many others, but Thursday night could turn stormy, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 40 percent chance of storms Thursday night and Friday morning. (National Weather Service)   BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Thursday will be a day like many others, but Thursday night could turn stormy, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 40 percent chance of storms Thursday n...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:50:45 AM
Robbery suspect shot after early morning 'scuffle' in dark alley with Birmingham police
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- One of two people approached early this morning in a dark alley by Birmingham police officers investigating a robbery at a Wells Fargo ATM was shot by police after putting up a fight. Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards gave this account: The two officers had investigated the 11 p.m. robbery and saw two people who appeared... BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- One of two people approached early this morning in a dark alley by Bi...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:23:00 AM
Phony papal photo posing shown in Today in Pictures
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press Plisko Julius, from Slovakia, impersonating late Pope John Paul II, poses with a tourist for a souvenir picture in Rome. Hundred thousands of pilgrims and faithful are expected to reach Rome to attend the scheduled April 27 ceremony at the Vatican in which Pope Francis will elevate in a solemn ceremony John XXIII and John Paul II to sainthood. The Kaye E. Barker...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:33:03 AM
With a little help, Birmingham's parks are filling up with a new generation of native oaks
The seeds of oaks and other trees are picked from local parks, nurtured for a year at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and planted back where they came from. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Three years ago, a tornado swept through the small North Smithfield Manor community of Jefferson County, destroying dozens of homes and heavily damaging the volunteer fire department. But it left a big, old oak tree. And, with a little bit of he...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:45:26 PM
Birmingham police arrest third suspect in Inglenook shooting that sent 3 to hospital
Cedric Willis, 28, of Birmingham, was taken into custody by the Birmingham Police Department's Crime Reduction Team. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The third suspect in the shooting that injured three people last week in Birmingham's Inglenook area has been arrested, according to police. Cedric Willis, 28, of Birmingham, was taken into custody by the Birmingham Police Department's Crime Reduction Team, department spokesman L...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:55:09 PM
St. Vincent's Health System to host free parenting conference
Authors from DayStar Counseling Ministries are coming to Birmingham to share parenting strategies at a conference hosted by St. Vincent's Health System's on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, at the Bruno Conference Center. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Authors from DayStar Counseling Ministries are coming to Birmingham to share parenting strategies at a conference hosted by St. Vincent's Health System's on Friday and Sat...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:38:16 PM
Drug tests OK for new workers in Birmingham and Hoover; but not in Jefferson County. What gives?
Birmingham officials say they have studied the issue and don't see anything wrong with the drug testing of new workers. Drug testing packet. (Press-Register file) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham and Hoover -- the largest cities in Jefferson County -- conduct drug tests for new employees, but a court appointed receiver in the county's HR department halted the tests for new workers because of constitutional iss...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:38:00 PM
Forecast: A clear night and a warm, sunny Thursday are coming up in Birmingham
As the weekend rolls around, expect temperatures to rise: Highs Saturday could be in the mid-80s. View full size National Weather Service Expect the night to be clear in the Birmingham area, and Thursday to start out sunny and warm, according to the National Weather Service . There is a chance of showers and storms Thursday night and into Friday. As the weekend rolls around, expect temperatures to rise: Highs Satu...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:00:00 PM
Hoover to hold Household Hazardous Waste Day at Hoover Met this Saturday
Hoover residents can bring their hazardous materials to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium between 8 a.m. and noon. HOOVER, Alabama - People in Hoover tend to have a lot of unused paint sitting around their houses, and this weekend will be an opportunity to dispose of it and other potentially hazardous materials safely. The city of Hoover is holding its 16th annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday in the parking lot at Hoover...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:06:00 PM
2 charged in Inglenook shootout that wounded 3
A third suspect remains at large. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - One week after gunfire exploded in Birmingham's Inglenook's community wounding three people police have announced charges against two men. Leroy Debruce 24, and Tradarryl Boykins, 22, are charged with first-degree robbery, first- degree burglary and second-degree assault, said spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards. Their bonds are $135,000 each. Investigators are still looking for a...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:48:03 PM
What would District 6 Republican candidates do to avoid a government shutdown, or when would they su
How would the candidates running for the GOP nomination for Alabama's 6th congressional district avoid a government shutdown? When would they support one? The candidates in the Republican primary for Alabama's 6th Congressional district in 2014 are, from bottom left, Scott Beason, Will Brooke, Paul DeMarco, Chad Mathis, Gary Palmer, Robert Shattuck, and Tom Vigneulle. The primary is Tuesday, June 3, 2014. BIRMINGHA...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:40:36 PM
District attorney going after Instagram for posts degrading Blount County teens
Pamela Casey said she already has reached out to Facebook/Instagram but the company hasn't responded. BLOUNT COUNTY, Alabama - Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey said she is fed up with the degradation of teens via social media in her county and she is on a mission to put it to a stop. Instagram accounts with names such as WHORESOFBLOUNTCOUNTY and SLUTSOFSUSANMORE have posted pictures of teen girls, ob...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:09:30 PM
Electric Company
By Charles Buchanan • Photos by Tim Jones and Steve Wood • Video by Jean-Jacques Gaudel Adam Stermer has been thinking a lot about polyester lately—specifically, how to drape more than 5,000 square feet of it over the façade of the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC) without destroying the structure. “The wind drag created by one sheet of this tremendous amount of fabric would tear the building apart in a mild breeze,” says Stermer, the ASC’s technical director. “So our...
UAB Magazine at Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:00:00 AM
Destination Transformation
By Matt Windsor • Illustrations by Ernie Eldredge In June 2012, five years after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Lessley Hynson threw a party. The guest list included doctors, nurses, CT scan technicians—“anybody who had anything to do with my care,” says Hynson. She had beat heavy odds to make it so far; only 5 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer reach the five-year milestone. “I’m aware of how few people survive, and it still su...
UAB Magazine at Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM
Brain Bodyguard
Brain Bodyguard David Geldmacher Makes Moves Against Alzheimer's By Robin Sutton Anders and Eleanor Spicer Rice Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of Americans and is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s is marked by the accelerating death of brain cells, which means early detection is critical, says David Geldmacher, M.D., director of the UAB Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology and Charles and Patsy Collat Professor of Neurology. Geldmache...
UAB Magazine at Monday, March 17, 2014 2:56:47 PM
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
Students practice collaborative community outreach in Birmingham in preparation for solving the world's problems. By Rosalind Fournier Kathryn Van Marter-Sanders is preparing for a career in the Peace Corps with a master’s degree from the UAB School of Public Health. But before she travels abroad, the second-year student has already tackled real community health problems in Birmingham as part of the UAB Interprofessional Global Health Service Learning (IGHSL) program. The program, wh...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:31:00 PM
Show Time
Show Time A New Lead for Musical Theatre at UAB By Rosalind Fournier Valerie Accetta, M.F.A., assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and the head of UAB’s new bachelor of fine arts degree program in musical theatre, has plenty of impressive roles under her belt, from playing romantic lead Margy Frake in the first national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair to singing baroque opera in Greece. Making it on Broadway, or any other venue, requires more than hitt...
UAB Magazine at Friday, February 28, 2014 1:59:49 PM
Medicine in Motion
Medicine in Motion A Spin Through UAB’s New Cyclotron By Matt Windsor Imagine you want to find tiny outposts of cancer, track the growth of Alzheimer’s plaques, or detect early signs of heart disease—things that you just can’t do with a traditional MRI or CT scan. One way would be to attach a homing device to a normal body compound, like glucose, insert it into a patient, and see where it goes. That’s positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in a nutshell. The first step is m...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:56:11 AM
State of Education
UAB Alumni Serve As Alabama’s Top Teachers By Javacia Harris Bowser Alabama Teacher of the Year is much more than a title on a plaque. It’s a reward that carries great responsibility for the winning educators, who become the voice of teachers across the state. Here, three UAB School of Education alumni who have received the prestigious honor describe their time as education advocates.   Changing the Conversation Since May 2013, when Alison Grizzle , Ed.D., became Alabama T...
UAB Magazine at Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:18:10 AM

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